Warriors-Hansen-Sept27Carter Hansen makes a move at centre ice.

There's been plenty of work being put in by the Moose Jaw Warriors this week at Mosaic Place as they try to correct what went wrong in their 7-1 loss to Swift Current last weekend.

Second year forward Carter Hansen says that loss, which came in the second game of the year, was a learning experience for the young team and they've been working hard this week to bounce back from it strong this weekend.

"It was definitely a learning experience, especially for the younger guys," explained Hansen on Wednesday after practice at Mosaic Place.  "We can never quit in games, no matter what the score is, so that was definitely a good game for them to learn.

"We're trying to move past that weekend and definitely looking forward to our two games against Prince Albert and Brandon this weekend and we'll definitely get a better outcome this weekend."

Hansen says they've been focusing on getting to the net this week in practice, "Finishing on every puck, battling in front of the net, just working on a little bit of everything, we've got to make every aspect better."

Marc Smith speaks with Carter Hansen.

The Prince Albert Raiders are expected to be one of the stronger teams in the East Division this season with Mark McNeill, a first round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2011, leading the charge.  The Warriors will try to knock the Raiders off in their own barn on Friday night when the two teams hook up for the first time this season.

Forward Carter Hansen explains what they need to do to get the win, "We've just got to do everything we've learnt in practice, driving hard to the net, shooting for opportunities, back checking, we've got to do all the little things right.

"We know they're going to have a good back end, we're going to have to run them around to get them tired and they'll start making mistakes and we'll have to capitalize on it."

The Warriors and Raiders meet on Friday night at 7:00pm, the Country 100 Pre-Game Show will be on the air at 6:40pm from the Art Hauser Centre.  The Tribe is back at Mosaic Place on Saturday to host the Brandon Wheat Kings.

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